Have you ever found yourself so curious to check out a supposedly “scary picture” and yet so eager to put your hands over your eyes? In spite of the immense fear that shoots through us when we see anything that resembles a monster, a ghost, or the undead in whatever creepy form, there are simply times when we cannot help but take a peek. Strange behavior? Exactly.
Sometimes, we are actually itching to click a link that leads to some creepy photos, yet feel the need to stop ourselves. No, this is not the same kind of pull of resistance we feel when we are about to check out something rather uncommon, like boudoir photography or something private. It’s more like the struggle to stop yourself from seeing some images that you might not be able to forget in the nights to come.
Now, just to prove how peculiar most folks can be, all we have to do is look around the Internet because, in spite of the effect of these haunting images, some people actually like to post and share them, making sure they get around the web. And yes, you’ve got it… that is just what we are about to do!
The Internet is full of these so-called scary photos, some grabbed from movie scenes, some Photoshopped, and some “authentic.” There is no doubt that you have encountered some hair-raising and spine-chilling images on social media sites. In the spirit (pun intended, of course) of fun and fear, here are some rather haunting images that just might give Freddy Krueger – and definitely you – some nightmares.
1. The Hallway Lady
You know how there is just something about empty, hospital-looking hallways? Somehow they manage to creep you out without even trying all that hard. The mystery of who could come strolling (or maybe even materialize out of thin air) makes hallways sort of eerie.
Now, this photo is even worse, because it combines an empty hallway with yet another spooky image—a floating figure in a long dress! Honestly, this lady could have had her back to the camera, sparing us the view of the creepy face, and this image would still haunt you in your dreams.
2. Possessed People
The next worst and scariest sight to floating ladies is the image of a person who was possessed, most especially when the said person is a child. We’ve heard news about actual possessions taking place in different parts of the world, and seeing them reenacted or represented on screen, while knowing that they could actually happen in real life, makes the experience shoot up to 11 on the scary meter.
This specific image is of Regan MacNeil in the 1973 release of The Exorcist. If you aren’t familiar with the story behind the film, it recounts the experience of a 12-year old girl while and after being possessed by the devil. The film is based on a novel of the same title, written by William Peter Blatty. The novel, on the other hand, is inspired by a very real possession and exorcism incident that happened in 1949.
3. Real Captured Ghosts
Now, we can probably all agree that this is the scariest sort. If we can truly trust these users who have posted real photos that have captured the appearance of real ghosts, then your goose bumps should be rising right about… now. Yes, we can drown out these stories by the fact that we cannot see them, but the knowledge of their presence is actually creepy enough.
Here are some images that some folks around the web have shared, each containing some accidentally captured figures of people who weren’t supposed to be in the shot.
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